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A modern Aesop with fables of manners and human behaviour

Advantages: Funny and very thought-provoking
Disadvantages: Don't let the illustrations and cute characters fool you - it's not for kids.

Meet David Sedaris David Sedaris is a hard man to pigeonhole. Hes not a comic, hes not a stand-up but he has elements of both. Hes a writer - but much more than just a writer. Hes a performer - but one so understated that you could be forgiven fo ...

koshkha 14.06.2015 Read full review
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Review of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk - David Sedaris

The Truth is Out There...

Advantages: Unusual concept, celebrity author
Disadvantages: Not very funny

Okay, it's confession time. I'll admit that I read this book purely to give me an opportunity to enter this month's 'Ciao lottery' - with 'Holy Cow' being the only item amongst this month's selection that caught my eye. After all, a story written from the ...

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Review of Holy Cow - David Duchovny

Udderly fantastic!

Advantages: Hilarious, could not put it down
Disadvantages: It ended

I came across this book whilst browsing the latest epubs on a site I regularly use to keep me ereader filled. I was immediately intrigued, as having been an X-files fan as a child, and having had a bit of a crush on David Duchovny as a youngster, I was s ...

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Review of Holy Cow - David Duchovny

Vintage Wodehouse

Advantages: Light-hearted, crisply written, amusing asides, likeable people
Disadvantages: Content and style doesn't appeal to everyone

It was a bit of a shock to realise that Ive been reading PG Wodehouse books, off and on, for over forty years now. He wrote satirical - and often highly amusing - novels featuring the upper classes in the early part of the 20th century. My father introdu ...

Kukana 06.05.2015 Read full review
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Review of A Damsel in Distress - P.G. Wodehouse

A dead funny joke book

Advantages: My son loves it, got him to sit down and read
Disadvantages: Lots of eye rolling for adults

...The book My son asked for Plants Vs Zombies items for his birthday and we found the range of items quite limiting. While searching for something different to plush toys we came across this joke book and purchased it for his birthday. There was no ...

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Review of Plants vs. Zombies: Soil Your Plants Joke Book